I was excited to wake up and drove to the nearest #barnesandnoble . After few months of waiting, here is my copy of “Wild Embers” by #nikitagill 📖. Her poems of rebellion, fire and beauty is truly remarkable 😻💛 @nikita_gill is there possibilities that u can visit California for book signing event? I also have a copy of “Your Soul is a River” 🤗 #letithappen please 🙏🏻 #wildembers#yoursoulisariver
"The most important lesson I learnt on the day you left me is the realization nothing truly wild ever weeps for its broken heart" - Nikita Gill
Looking back on my photos from summer and feeling truly blessed for what the universe threw at me also read Nikita Gills book #yoursoulisariver ! It is a work of art!
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There is strength in kindness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For it is only when a kind person
starts to grow thorns
you realise how strong
their heart really is. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ -Nikita Gill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hello there, my lovely little bookworm bean sprouts!📖🌱✨ Happy Hump Day!🐪
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I hope everyone had a spooky Halloween! I spent the night with some of my closest friends and boyfriend, and we had an incredible time💕 *sigh* now I’m sad that October is over😞 it went way too quickly! But just because it’s over, doesn’t mean my fall aesthetic is going away any time soon😂
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A huge thank you to @thoughtcatalog for sending me these AMAZING books! All of these were ones I’ve had on my TBR for the longest time (especially Your Soul is a River), and I can’t wait to read these babies soon❤️
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📚QOTD: what’s something you are looking forward to in the new month?
“As leaves cover the forest floor in a carpet of vibrant rusts, orange and gold, autumn proves that sometimes death too can be a beautiful thing.” — Nikita Gill ⠀
Thank you @thoughtcatalog for these beautiful and inspiring books! ✨❤️ I’m currently reading Brianna Wiest’s essays every morning before work, and it really gives me motivation for the day to come. 🙌 Do you like to read when commuting, or are you more of a music listener in the subway? ⠀
Sometimes the happiest
and most carefree people
hide the stormiest,
painful ache inside their hearts.
You cannot predict
what is in someone's heart.
Stars always shine brightest
they fell apart.
I bought a book that at an certain moment I started reading it, and something caught my attention:
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘“Love a soft person. The ones who are positive, even in the worst of circumstances. Someone whose strength is not in bravado, but in their quiet. Someone who is strong for others because that is what is needed in that moment. Someone who is the moon that soothes instead of the sun that burns. Someone who sees the very best in people even when you think they aren’t worth it. The kind of person who always wants to do the best for those they love.‘”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ .
I bought this on a whim to read as I was resting for the night, and I do not regret it one bit! Everything about the poetry in this book is amazing, heart breaking, and soul searching. It lifts my spirit on the darkest days.
So here’s a little message: Always remember, everything about you is important. You matter”. #yoursoulisariver#nofilter
"Tell your daughters how you love your body.
Tell them how they must love theirs.
Tell them to be proud of every bit of themselves –
from their tiger stripes to the soft flesh of their thighs,
whether there is a little of them or a lot,
whether freckles cover their face or not,
whether their curves are plentiful or slim,
whether their hair is thick, curly, straight, long or short.
Tell them to love the skin they are in,
whether they are fair skinned, or dark
whether they are short, tall, big or thin
whether they are embarrassed by their scars,
or the blemishes and marks on their skin.
Tell them how beautiful they are
no matter what anyone else says
Tell them their body isn’t flawed
and how it fits them perfectly
in so many thousands of ways.
Tell them how they inherited
their ancestors’ souls in their smiles,
that their eyes carry countries
that breathed life into history,
that the swing of their hips
does not determine their destiny.
Tell them never to listen when bodies are critiqued.
Tell them every woman’s body is beautiful
because every woman’s soul is unique". -Nikita Gill
"The world could be a truly beautiful and magical place to be, if every single person sat down and opened their souls to each other in poetry." ~ Nikita Gil
That is absolutely beautiful ❤️ Happy Friday everyone! Although it hasn't been as good, today of all days both my network AND home internet decided to screw up together AT THE SAME TIME so I had no connection the entire day, i'm just borrowing some wifi from the boyfriend so I could post tonight 🙈 But honestly, maybe this is the universe telling me to get off of my phone? Lol. I'm trying to imagine a world without internet and oh dear, i'm pretty sure i'm gonna be miserable 😂 I need to work on that. Maybe I really need to learn how to bake 👩🏻🍳 .
Thank you @thoughtcatalog for this surprise book in the mail 💕 #yoursoulisariver#thoughtcatalog
QOTD: What’s your favorite book?
AOTD: The Giver or Unlocked
This poem is from a book I’m reading called Your Soul is a River by Nikita Gill. I like this book because it is very easy to apply to life. For example, take this poem. Stars are actually created from nebulas, which are clouds of gas, what is left of the dead star. Out of that destruction, multiple stars can be made. Old constellations can die off without you noticing. Stars die and new ones replace them, build by the remains of the previous star. Whenever we fail, we use the knowledge we gained from our first failure to do better the next time. We gain perseverance from continuing to fall and get back up again. But, failing does take its toll on you. There are going to be times where we don’t want to try again. It’s hard, working so hard for something just for it to fail again. But, with a little perseverance and drive, we can work towards any goal and do great things. Just know, if you feel discouraged to start again, it’s ok. Take a step back, see what you did wrong, and dive in again, working to do better than the last time.
#spookathon day 23: night
Thank you so much to @thoughtcatalog who sent me these beautiful books! ✨
- Luminescence by Brandon Woelfel
- Your Soul is a River by Nikita Gill
@brandonwoelfel’s photos are so beautiful and I can’t wait to delve into the poetry collection!
I received three beautiful poetry books from @thoughtcatalog, and this is one of them. Isn't it STUNNING? I've flicked through, and the poems are absolutely beautiful. Thank you @thoughtcatalog 😍💛 #thoughtcatalog#nikitagill#yoursoulisariver
What You Are What You Are Not You are:
A walking, breathing universe
of thoughts, ideas,stories as your stars
supernovas full of adventure in your veins. galaxies of emotion.
An untamed, powerful ocean
of every experience that made you
into a journey full of storms
and quiet starry nights.
A sky that has held
the worst of storms
but never forgotten
to let the sun shine through.
But you are not and never have been
an apology, a mistake
or a thing to be forgotten.
Remember that in the way
you wear your skin every morning. ~Nikita Gill, Your Soul is a River
Happy Saturday bookworms! I'll be spending my weekend working on papers and marking midterms but hopefully I'll get a chance to start one of these lovely books sent to my by @thoughtcatalog . I think I'm going to start with 101 Essays that will Change the way You Think by Brianna Wiest. What are you reading this weekend?! I'd love to know! 😊💕📖☕️
Thanks again to @thoughtcatalog for sending me these beautiful books...I can't wait to read them all!
There are magical moments in space and time and hurricanes that turn your life upside down and your soul inside out, peeling all the layers of your polished reasonable self down to bare bones, tearing you apart and breaking your already battered and so many times shattered heart into a billion more tiny little pieces that scatter across the universe like stardust until they disappear into the black mirror of space. And the pain is so intense that it pierces through your whole being, it takes over your life and you can't eat and can't sleep and you walk around like a mindless zombie, doing things on autopilot, just waiting for it to go away, because eventually everything always goes away, and this will pass too. And no matter how much suffering it brings, I would still never give up or regret any of these moments, because these are the moments that make me feel truly, madly, deeply and completely alive 💔